De Plantage

Cultural garden with an elegant touch

Located to the east of the city centre, this elegant neighbourhood is a refreshingly green and spacious contrast to the traditional cobbles and canals image of Amsterdam, marked by leafy boulevards, elegant squares and 19th century pleasure gardens. Home to Artis Zoo and the city’s botanical gardens, the Plantage is an extraordinary place to explore and enjoy. 

Culture in the Plantage

Culture reigns supreme in this neighbourhood: there are at least 18 cultural centres of excellence within a stone’s throw of each other. From the Royal Theatre Carré and the Dutch National Opera & Ballet to great museums, including the Rembrandt House and the Hermitage. Those wanting to learn about Jewish wartime Amsterdam can do so at the Jewish Historical Museum, and the Portuguese Synagogue provides an introduction to Jewish culture and traditions. 

Local hotspots

Café-restaurant De Plantage

Plantage Kerklaan 36
1018 CZ AMSTERDAM
Dine amongst lantern-lit sycamore trees and flamingoes at this elegant conservatory restaurant on Amsterdam's beautiful Artisplein...

Hôtel Droog

Staalstraat 7B
1011 JJ AMSTERDAM
EAT - DRINK - SHOP - THINK.Hôtel Droog is a cultural hotspot in the field of design in the centre of Amsterdam.

ARTIS

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ AMSTERDAM
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterda...

ARTIS-Micropia

Artisplein, Plantage Kerklaan 36-38
1018 CZ AMSTERDAM
Making the invisible visible: Amsterdam’s Micropia is an innovative museum dedicated to the imperceptible world of microorganisms....
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Portuguese Synagogue

Mr. Visserplein 3
1011 RD AMSTERDAM
Dating back to 1675, the Portuguese Synagogue is one the world’s largest synagogues. Its architect, Elias Bouwman, was supposedly ...

Waterlooplein

Waterlooplein
1011 NZ AMSTERDAM
Waterlooplein Amsterdam
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2017
Amsterdam’s largest daily flea market is located on the Waterlooplein in the centre of the city. Spend a couple hours browsing thr...

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Amstel 3
1011 PN AMSTERDAM
Located on Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam is home to the Dutch National Opera and the D...

Royal Theatre Carre

Amstel 115-125
1018 EM AMSTERDAM
Royal Theatre Carré first opened its doors in 1887 as a circus theatre. Over the years, Carré has branched out to become one of th...

Kriterion

Roetersstraat 170
1018 WE AMSTERDAM
A cinema steeped in history, Kriterion began life as a student association involved in hiding and saving many Jews from Nazi perse...

Rembrandt House Museum

Jodenbreestraat 4
1011 NK AMSTERDAM
During the height of his career, renowned Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn lived in this house located just ...

Hermitage Amsterdam

Amstel 51
1018 EJ AMSTERDAM
The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Located on the banks...

Dignita Hoftuin

Nieuwe Herengracht
1018 DP AMSTERDAM
Hidden behind Hermitage Amsterdam is Dignita Hoftuin, a quaint garden café and social initiative that serves local, organic food w...

Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL AMSTERDAM
The Jewish Historical Museum is located at the heart of Amsterdam's former Jewish quarter. Although not as famous as the bigger ar...

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